Pirates sign Matt Curry

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman Matt Curry, although the move has not been officially announced by the team yet.  Curry signed today, according to a trusted source.  The signing of Curry isn’t a big surprise, as he is a college senior, with his college, TCU, recently being eliminated from the College World Series. Curry, a first baseman, was rated the #65 prospect in the state of Texas by Baseball...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 6-5, thanks to a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Kevin Melillo.  Melillo went 1-for-4 with the solo homer being his only hit of the night.  Jim Negrych went 2-for-4 with a run, two steals, and two RBIs.  Jeff Cement went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.  Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with...

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Pirates sign Casey Sadler and Cliff Archibald

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, 25th round pick Casey Sadler, and 36th round pick Cliff Archibald, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Langosch also confirms the signing of 31st round pick Jason Townsend, who was reported signed over the weekend. Sadler, a right handed pitcher out of Western Oklahoma State, was rated the 23rd best prospect in the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma by Baseball America.  The...

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Alex Presley Web Gems

Alex Presley has been a big surprise this year, not only having a breakout season in Altoona, but carrying that success over to Indianapolis in his promotion to AAA.  After putting up a .257/.313/.379 line in 704 at-bats between two seasons in high-A, Presley surprised everyone with a .350/.399/.533 line in 246 at-bats in AA this year, earning him a mid-season promotion to AAA.  Presley has only seen 14 at-bats at the AAA...

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Pirates 'heavy favorites' for Luis Heredia

Ben Badler of Baseball America has his latest July 2nd notebook up, in which he discusses top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  In the discussion, Badler mentions that the Yankees, Athletics, and Dodgers have shown an interest in Heredia, but that the Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays are the heavy favorites to land the 15-year old pitcher. Heredia’s bonus demands were originally figured to be around $2.2 M, although...

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